Sources: Seahawks have provide out to SS Adams

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RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have made one other contract provide to Professional Bowl robust security Jamal Adams and are ready on him to simply accept it, a supply tells ESPN.

Within the meantime, the group and Adams’ agent haven’t spoken in a number of days, a supply confirmed.

Adams is in line for an extension that will undoubtedly make him the NFL’s highest-paid security, topping the $15.25 million per-year common of the Denver Broncos’ Justin Simmons. The Seahawks and Adams’ agent started negotiating early within the offseason and continued to take action by means of the beginning of coaching camp till their latest interval of inaction.

Each Adams and left sort out Duane Brown reported to camp on time however haven’t practiced due to their unsettled contract conditions, every remaining spectators Tuesday for Seattle’s tenth observe.

Whereas it is clear that the Seahawks plan to increase the 25-year-old Adams, it isn’t clear in the event that they need to do the identical with Brown, a 14th-year veteran who turns 36 later this month. The Seahawks aren’t discussing a brand new take care of Brown in the intervening time, a supply confirmed to ESPN.

Coach Pete Carroll was obscure Tuesday when requested if an extension for Brown is beneath dialogue or off the desk, saying, “Nothing new is going on with that at this level.”

Carroll stated merely “no” when requested if there’s something new with Adams.

The Seattle Instances first reported Tuesday that Seahawks basic supervisor John Schneider and Adams’ agent have had not re-engaged in negotiations this week and that the crew at the moment is in discussions with Brown. The Instances additionally reported that quarterback Russell Wilson has informed the crew he is keen to maneuver cash round in his contract to be able to clear cap room for Adams and Brown extensions, which a supply confirmed.

Nevertheless, the Seahawks have lengthy been cautious of contract restructures that push cap fees into future years, doing so solely twice — together with with Wilson in 2017 — since Schneider and Carroll arrived in 2010. One other Wilson restructure would make him dearer to increase or franchise tag when his present deal expires after the 2023 season. It will add to the already huge quantity of useless cash Seattle would incur if it traded him earlier than then.

On Sunday, Wilson referred to as Brown’s absence “pretty significant” and added, “We have got to determine that out as a result of we want Duane Brown.”

Brown’s absence and accidents to a few of his backups — Cedric Ogbuehi, Jamarco Jones and Tommy Champion — have pressed rookie sixth-round choose Stone Forsythe into motion at left sort out. Carroll stated Tuesday that Ogbuehi is prone to miss one other couple of weeks with a biceps pressure.

In June, Carroll expressed the group’s expectation that a deal would get done with Adams, even when not earlier than the beginning of coaching camp. He stated after the primary observe of camp that he was hopeful Adams’ extension would get finished “very quickly.”

However with no deal but, Adams nonetheless is not working towards. He has appeared engaged and in good spirits as he has watched from the sideline, providing directions to youthful defensive backs, dancing, celebrating large performs by Seattle’s protection and waiving to followers.

Adams is represented by agent Kevin Conner, who negotiated cornerback Tre’Davious White‘s four-year, $69 million extension with the Buffalo Bills final yr. That deal was not accomplished till every week earlier than the season opener.

Simmons grew to become the league’s highest-paid security when the Broncos gave him a four-year, $61 million contract in March that features $35 million in ensures.

For now, Adams is about to make $9.86 million this season, the ultimate yr of the rookie contract the Seahawks inherited after they acquired him from the New York Jets final summer season for a package deal of picks that included two first-rounders.

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